Saab's second GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft completed its first flight on 3 January, taking off from Saab's Airfield in Linköping, Sweden.
It undertook a test flight of 2 hours and 54 min collecting flight test data, the company said in a statement Thursday.
According to the company, GlobalEye is based on a modified Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft and consists of an Erieye ER airborne radar. It brings extended detection range, endurance and the ability to perform multiple roles, including tasks such as search and rescue, border surveillance and military operations.
The launch customer for GlobalEye is United Arab Emirates, where the solution is known as the Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS).
Saab has won a $40 million contract to supply Czech Republic with RBS 70 Next Generation (NG) Very Short-range Air Defense (VSHORAD) man-portable air defence system. The order includes integration with Czech Air Defence, test equipment and training
Saab has won a contract to provide Vidar, a laser rangefinder Situational Awareness System for Australias new Arafura class Offshore Patrol Vessels. “It is in production and will be delivered for Australias new Arafura class Offshore Patrol Vessels as a part of the 9LV-based Situational Awareness System”, said Anders Carp, head of Saab business area surveillance Friday
Ireland has ordered RBS 70 short-range anti-aircraft missile from Saab. The order contains the BOLIDE missile, which is latest missile available for the RBS 70 system
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